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Ciara Claffey(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Anxiety -Chronic illness- Depression- Life transitions- Loss, grief, and bereavement- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-

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Professional statement

Ciara Claffey is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who currently offers virtual visits only. Ciara works with college age students, young professionals and older adults.

Ciara started her Social Work career in Ireland in 2013, completed graduate school at Boston College in 2018 and has been working in Boston ever since. Ciara has had extensive experience working with people with chronic health conditions, end of life care and grief/loss.

Ciara specializes in supporting motivated young adults and older adults who want to improve their relationships, manage stress, and navigate life transitions. Many of her clients are looking for ways to reduce anxiety and increase balance in their lives. Whether it is feelings of uncertainty about a future career path, struggles with self-esteem and confidence, a life transition, or adjusting to a new medical diagnosis or chronic illness, Ciara partners with her clients to identify goals and create a path forward.

Message to clients

I feel deeply honored to work alongside clients as they do the challenging but rewarding work of therapy. If you feel like we would be a good fit in your therapy journey, please reach out.

Everyone has a story worth telling, and I consider it a privilege to be able to listen to and learn from you.

**Please reach out via email, message as I do not always have access to missed calls/voicemails.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Faulkner Community Physicians , Outpatient social worker/therapist
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Clinical social worker

PESI, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 2, 2024
PESI, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1, 2023
Boston College , Masters in Clinical Social Work, 2018
Athlone Institute of Technology , Bachelor of Arts in Childcare and Business Managment, 2013


Massachusetts: 122979




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Offering virtual visits only. Clients must be physically located in Massachusetts for sessions. Will reply to email inquiries within 48 hours.


    Ciara Claffey is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO

    Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

    Out-of-pocket fees

    • Individual sessions:$160 (60min)
    • Initial session:$160 (60min)

    Additional session information

    Out-of-network billing options

    This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

    • Super billing
    Payment options
    • Check
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Venmo
    • Zelle
    Session frequency

    Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

    • Weekly
    • Monthly
    • Every other week
    • Every other month
    • As needed
    Therapist's note

    Currently accepting private pay clients only. No insurance spots available at this time.

    Client testimonials

    "She was quick to get back to me, and our sessions so far have been very helpful."
    - Zencare client August 2023
    "Very kind and compassionate."
    - Zencare client January 2024